Mental Health Support Bill for First Responders to Become Law

Our thanks to State Senator Michael Moore for sponsoring this important bill which will allow first responders to now seek peer support with added confidentiality requirements.

“Six firefighters were trapped on the second floor of the building. Five of them survived. Firefighter Roy’s memory will remain, but we cannot forget those who served beside him,” Moore said. The legislature saw such importance in the bill they put it on emergency status to go into effect Jan. 1.

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And the Winners Are…..


Executive Committee & Staff;

Please convey to your members the above 2018 New England PBA Scholarship recipients.

Thank you for your support and for the members of the committee who took the time to process the selection of candidates. Special thanks to Bill Ryan, Tony Archinski and Bryan W McMahon for their attention to detail.

Moreover, if you have a member of your local ...

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Federal Court Gives Green Light To Secretly Record Police And Government Officials

from NEPBA Attorneys Nolan – Perroni

11, 2018

A Massachusetts Federal District Court judge this week has ruled
that it is ok to secretly record police officers and other government officials
performing their duties in public. In doing so, the Court concluded that
wiretapping charges levied against such individuals are unconstitutional. While
it is not unexpected that we have come to this point given the widespread
available technology, some very disturbing warnings lie within the 44-page
court ruling.

In making her ruling, ...

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